When the mornings start off in the low 80s you know the day is going to be a scorcher.

With triple-digit temperatures expected to continue for the rest of this week and perhaps into the following week, the City of El Paso is keeping "cooling centers" activated so those who need to can chill out and beat the heat.

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Where to Keep Your Cool and Survive the Heatwave

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Those who don’t have adequate cooling options or can not afford to run their unit throughout the day because of sky-high utility costs are welcome to spend the afternoon at one of the city recreation centers listed below.

The “cooling centers” provide an indoor, air-conditioned environment for residents to visit and cool down.

And because they are recreation centers, they offer visitors programs and leisure activities to keep them busy and entertained as well as fitness equipment, basketball and pickleball courts, and computer rooms. The Valle Bajo Community Center even has its own library.

Days, Times, and Locations

The following city recreation, community, and sports centers are open Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice.

• Galatzan Recreation Center 650 Wallenberg Dr
• Marty Robbins Recreation Center 11620 Vista Del Sol
• Valle Bajo Community Center 7380 Alameda
• Nations Tobin Sports Center 4435 Maxwell
• Chalio Acosta Sports Center 4321 Delta

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